in the administration, no confidence in the government. we are having people buying $500 billion of our debt, china and japan, for example, do you think they are going to do it under these circumstances? we are looking at a tremendously difficult long- term problem, short-term problem, and immediate problem. >> actually, america is borrowing money at record low rates and the rest of the world parks their money here. i think we're in a strong position. i think the rational thing to do is to pass the legislation that the senate passed which extends the tax cuts for 98% of the people, then duke it out, and the fact that the claim bear of commerce and the business round table are all coming down on the president's side saying that they agree that the top rate should go up is a powerful shift in alliances, and i think the republicans are going to fold. >> i have to say one thing. the people who are buying our debt is called the federal reserve bank, okay. >> uh-huh. >> their balance sheet has almost quadrupled. by far and away they're buying 70 to 80% of our debt. that's where the money is coming from.